Monday, March 31, 2008

Identify allergens

Allergies may be the most common cause of skin discoloration and puffiness under the eyes. If allergies the root of your problem, you simply neet to treat them or remove the allergen (i.e., the thing to which you are allergic). If your dark circles or puffiness are constant, you may have an undetected food allergy or an allergy to a chemical in your home or workplace. Talk to a dermtologist for help determining what you may be allergic to.

Get plenty of sleep nightly

It's not entirely clear why inadequate slep results in dark circles under the eyes. For one thing it reduces circulation. A lack of sleep, coupled with poor vitamin absorption also tends to reduce adrenal function. The less adrenal function you have the less B6 you tend to absorb, the less B6 you absorb, the less well your adrenal glands work and alas you end up in a vicious circle. Good calcium/magnesium suppot in the form or milk or good mineral supplement restore adrenal function.

Saturday, March 29, 2008

Establish whether or not this condition runs in the family

Dark circles in particular are believed to frequently be hereditary. This doesn't mean that you can't do anything about the conditions, but you should be prepared for minimal success actually trying to get rid of them. Dark circles under the eye may also. In fact, be light carbon deposits that rsult from incomplete protein digestion. Incomplete protein digestion may result from insufficient hydrochloric acid in your stomach that may be caused from a lack of primarily B6 and Folic Acid. About 30% of the population does not absorb regular B6 (pydroxine) or folic acid and need to take in these vitamins in a different form or another way.

Friday, March 28, 2008

Combating under eye dark circles

Puffiness or skin discoloration under the eyes affects just about everybody at some time or another. For some of us, however, these bags or dark circles are a near-constant bother. While these conditions are occasionally symptomatic of other illnesses, the usual cause is allergies, tiredness, or, unfortunately, heredity. No matter what the cause, you can still reduce the appearance of puffiness or dark circles, and in some cases, you may be able to get rid of them altogether.

Wednesday, March 26, 2008

Drink Water to Live Longer

It is a well known fact that to drink water immediately after waking up in the morning is a habit that has been taught to us by our parents. Even scientists have proved the value of this exercise.
Drinking water on an empty stomach has been found to cure several ailments. There are ample records to show that drinking water has cured headaches, body aches, malfunction of the cardiac system, epilepsy. obesity, broncho, asthma, tuberculosis, urinary diseases, gastric, diarrhoea, pils, diabetes, constipation and eye diseases.

It is a popular practice in Japan to drink water immediately after waking up in the morning and it is said that water treatment also fights cancer and diseases of the ear, nose and throat in addition to correcting menstrual irregularities. The method of treatment includes drinking four glasses of water before brushing one's teeth and clean the mouth but no food or diet ought to be taken thereafter for about 30 minutes.

Those who are old or ill are unable to drink four glasses of water at once may drink the water little by little at a time, gradually increasing the amount. But the four glasses of water ought to be consumed. The above treatment will cure diseases and also save a healthy, disease free life.

Tuesday, March 25, 2008

Drink 8 cups of water a day

They've been drilling this healthy habit into our heads for ages, but it still stands true--sort of. The truth is, drink enough water every day. Depending on where you live (the desert or the tropical rain forest), you may need more or less. If you exercise a lot and sweat in the process (you already have healthy habits), you'll need more water. Nonetheless, about 8 cups (1 cup is equal to 8 oz.)of water a day is a good goal. You should drink enough water to keep your urine fairly clear, just a tad yellow. That will give your body enough water to regulate body temperature, flush out wastes, and carry oxygen and nutrients to cells and more.

Monday, March 24, 2008

Brush and floss two times a day

It's hard to enjoy a healthy body if you have to gum your way through every meal. Brush and floss your teeth every day, without exception. The simple procedure will keep your chompers in top condiition, which means that you'll be able to tear into barbecued ribs and sweet corn until the day you die. There's also mounting evidence that the bacteria in you mouth may play a role in heart disease. Higher levels a bacteria in the mouth, it seems, correlates directly to higher rates of cardiovascular disease. Researchers are still torn over what exactly causes the relationship, but it's still a good idea to keep your teeth gleaming white.

Saturday, March 22, 2008

Drink just one soda per week

Soda can have serious health affects. Firstly, it's nothing but pure empty calories sugar without any nutrients. And those calories won't go anywhere but your waistline. Secondly, most sodas contain high fructose corn syrup, which is a super sweet syrup that can spike your blood sugar and even trick the liver into producing more artery clogging chemicals. If that weren't enough to convince, consider the fact that there's evidence that the common soda preservative sodium benzoate can directly damage DNA and disable mitochondria, the powerhouse of the cell.

Friday, March 21, 2008

Eat just one cookie per day

If you have a sweey tooth, try to cut back. Sugar is loaded with calories and it's often paired with fats (in cookie or candy form), which is also packed with calories. Additionally, excessive sugar (land weight) throughout your lifetime can lead to type 2 diabetes, a serious disease that can have dire consequences. So take it easy with the sweets; if you really need that cookie after lunch, have just one.

Monday, March 17, 2008

Take Three breaks a day

It's tough to tear yourself away from those spreadsheets, but talking a few breaks during your workday can slash stress and really help your health. We all know that work causes stress, and when you get stressed, cartisol courses through your system tp prepare your body for an all-out-fight-or-flight situation. And as your body revs up for something else, it pauses "secondary" system, such as your immune system, digestive tract and reproductive system. If you're really stressed, your body will release adrenaline, which increases blood pressure and heart rate. Over time, excessive cortisol and adrenaline will lead to serious health problems. So, step away from that computer and take in a breath of fresh air. Your body will thank you.

Saturday, March 15, 2008

Walk 30 minuts each day

Your body is one of the only machines that will actually improve with use. Think about it: Any other machine you can think of degrades the more you use it. But if you exercise, you'll feel better, get stronger and breathe easier.
Walking is probably the easiest healthy habit and most convenient exercise you can get. To structure more walk time into your day, try parking at the far end of the parking lot when you go shopping and schedule two 15-minute walks a day (one during your lunch break and another after work or dinner) Walking improves your cardiovascular health and adds years to your life. A 2005 study by the Erasmus M.C. University Medical Center Rotterdam in the Netherlands found that those who walked 30 minuts a day gained about 1.3 years of life.

Friday, March 14, 2008

Eat 10 fruits and veggies servings a day

sounds like a lot, but you'll be counting servings, not apples and orranges, ten servings translates to about five cups of fruits and veggies, You can tick off two servings if you eat whole apple, and you can get another two if you gobble up a cup of cooked spinach, Popeye. In the end it comes down to eating fruits and vegetables at every meal anf for snacks, which is definitely an easy healthy habit to incorporate. What's the payoff?
A harvard study on diet found that people who ate five to eights servings of fruits and veggies a day were 30% less likely to have a heart attack. All that good stuff will also keep you regular, give you more energy and help you maintain a healthy weights. So, the next time you reach for your 3p.m.snack, make it a banana or orange.

Thursday, March 13, 2008

Health checks on pupil's lunches

School lunchboxes in the UK could soon be monitored by dinner ladies to ensure children are eating healthy meals, according to a report. Under the Government's obesity strategy, all schools will be expected to design a 'healthy lunchbox policy' on what makes a nutritional packed lunch over the next year. Some parents may even be asked to sign a form agreeing to ban unhealthy foods from their children's lunches. If a packed lunch is demed to contain too much fat and ugar, parents could be sent warning letters or their children's meals confiscated (teken by authority). Although the government has already unveild proposals to make canteen lunches much healtheir, it is concerned many parents do not have clear advice about what should be included in a healthy packed lunch.

Health secretary alan johnson and schools secretary Ed balls praised a hertfordshire school which has designed lunchbox menu ideas for parents. These include falafel and houmous pitta bread with a tomato and avocado salad, followed by fruit yoghurt. The government has also called on heads to stop children from leaving school-grounds during lunchtimes.

But critics have attacked the plans, claiming it is a gimmick (trick). Norman Lamb, the Liberal Democrat's health spokesman, said: "childhood obesity begins in the home, so the proposed lunchbox police won't tackle the problem's root causes". Margaret Morrissey, of the National confederation of parent Teacher Association, said: "Many parents will say these are our children and we know what we're doing. We don't need politicians to tell us what to put in our lunchboxes.

Monday, March 10, 2008

Back pain and drinking water

patient's medical history relative to the cause of their back pain is essntial but I also normally delve into their health status. This health status involves their psychological state and their lifestyle activities. Obviously, smokers, alcoholics, and couch potatoes are more prone to back pain than active, healthy individuals. It also sems that everyone is more prone to episodes of low back pain when they are dehydrated and/or under extreme amounts of stress.

After an initial history and examination, I set out to determine a comprehensive chiropractic treatment regime, patients suffering with back pain. This regime includes proper hydration levels by recommending increased water intake.

My water drinking recommendations for patients with back pain.
At this time, I recommend that my patients who are sedentary peratures (over 85 degrees Fahrenheit) consume 40-50 percent of their body weight in ounces of water. So, a patient weighting 150 pounds should consider the consumption of 60-75 ounces of water per day. Water sources include food and certain beverages, so an individual should be able to gain 20 percent of their water needs from a balanced diet. I do not consider soda, coffee, alcohol, and black teas to be good sources of water because of their diuretic effects. There are various opinions about the water content values of beverages, but I won't entertain those discussions in this article.

Thursday, March 6, 2008

How to Avoid Back Pain by dringking water.

If you want to avoid painful back spasms, I suggest that you consume more water before, during, and after you begin your gardening chres or any increased physical exertion. Don't wait until you are thirsty to drink water. You may avoid painful and sometimes expensive episodes of back pain at any time of the year by drinking more water.

Dr. James Lehman is a board certifield chiropractic orthopedist who practiced chiropractic medicine in New Mexico for 33 years. His chiropractic practice involved the evaluation and management of musculoskeletal conditions. Dr,. Lehman currently seves on the faculty of the University of Bridgeport College of Chiropractic and continues to srve as a guest faculty member at the University of New Mexico School of meicine within the Integration Medicine section of the International medicine Department. Hydration is a topic of special interest, which the plans further research efforts.

Wednesday, March 5, 2008

Why drink more when dieting?

* Drinking a big glass of water whenever you feel hungry and before a meal or snack fills the stomach briefly and makes you feel fuller and stop eating sooner.
* Breaking down body fat and body muscle during weight loss produces wastes that must be eliminated through the kidnys. Drinking enough water is important to keep the kidneys functioning to remove these wastes.
* Popular high-protein diets produce more waste products from digestion, let alone from breaking down stored fat. Kidney function is even more important when on a high-protein diet.
* Drinking more water does not "flush fat".
* If the dieter is drinking plain water, he/she is less likely to be drinking somethng with calories in it.

Drinking water briefly increases metabolism. Drinking 500ml, of water (a half-liter or about a pint)increased the study participants' metabolism briefly-for about a half hour. In that time they burned an extra 25 calories. That's about a quater of a piece of sliced bread, or 5 M&Ms. The researchers theorized that most of the effect comes from warming the water in the stomach. In the male participants the calories came mostly from stored fat, in the woman it came from stored carbohydrates.

Tuesday, March 4, 2008

Drinking more water burns a few more calories

Does drinking more water really help deiting? A small tudy says it may help you burn a few more calories each day. How many? About 50 calories per liter or quart of water. About 25 calories per water bottle-full of water. Mind you, that's only 5 M&Ms plain, not peanut.